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Portugal Golf Vilamoura Millennium Golf Course Teetimes

Millennium Golf Course is a Par 72 golf course located in Vilamoura . Open since 2000 as become the most popular among all the Vilamoura golf courses. It is quite an open course, which makes it a favorite among lady golfers. Nevertheless, the front 9 has 5 holes set between pine trees, making it a more aesthetically pleasing experience, but on the other hand also more challenging, with narrower fairways. On this first round lies what is also Millennium's golf course signature hole, the 5th, a Par 4, stroke 1. The back 9 is easier all around, shorter, with a total change of scenery into open spaces, allowing mainstream golfers to hit their drivers without any worries. This is not at all a hilly golf course and so if you enjoy a walk you can do without the buggy. Overall, Millenium is regarded as a fairly forgiving golf course, some would say a fair course, and one to build a good score on. If you're on a golfing trip it is ideal to start your game here in the week to iron out all those faults before taking on tougher golf courses such as Pinhal or Laguna. After golf at Millennium you have a wide choice when it comes to leisure time, this is Vilamoura after all and it was purposely built for holidays and family fun.(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Salgados Golf Course Teetimes

Salgados Golf Course is a par 72 course located by the sea shore, near the renowned holiday resort of Albufeira, Algarve . Salgados Golf couse is actually set on a beautiful nature reserve, filled with migratory bird species, among them, the stunning pink flamingo, so whilst playing you'll also have the chance to admire some of these wonderful birds. Salgados' main element is, without a doubt, water. In fact, every hole apart from 17 has a lake on it, so if you're able to play the same ball start to finish consider yourself lucky! Salgados is a flat, modern links-style golf course with a tropical feel, enhanced by the pleasant sea-breeze.Hole 1, a par 4, offers you the opportunity to start your round with a birdie as you'll have plenty of space for your shots. But remember that since it's quite open you'll need to consider the wind factor. But an easy start nonetheless. Hole 2 is a difficult par 5 for most where your 2nd shot determines your success. Hole 7 is a great par 4 and the course's stroke 1 so keep your expectations tamed and don't be disappointed with a five. As you get to hole 12, a par 3, your choice of club is key. The back nine of Salgados golf course has two par 5's, 14 and 15, 14 is more accessible whilst 15 is a real par 5, where you'll need 2 and sometimes even 3 woods to have a chance at a good score. After your round of golf,at Salgados golf course, since you're already by the seaside, maybe some seafood and cool beers is the right thing on the menu. Try the beach restaurant at Salgados Beach or head further down the coast towards Armação de Pêra or even, if you prefer, head to Albufeira where you are really spoiled for choice. One thing we are sure of: you'll have a great day!(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Vilamoura Pinhal Golf Course Teetimes

Pinhal Golf is a par 72 course and it is actually the second oldest in Vilamoura, dating back to 1976. In 1985 Robert Trent Jones was the one responsible for remodelling Pinhal. As suggested by the name, you will find numerous pine trees, which line most fairways, including some nearer the greens, making this a scenic, pleasant course to play. That's why Pinhal is a great course for the summertime, since it has an abundance of shade. In fact, the 2nd hole has a pine tree right in the middle of the fairway, about 64 metres from the front of the green and, on top of that, you'll have to try and miss the two bunkers that protect it. Hole 6th is a par 4, stroke 2 that will put to the test your accuracy with a narrow fairway and two bunkers on the right, which you will also have to avoid. The 16th hole is a par 5 stroke 1 with an uphill fairway plus a blind drive and second shot, with the added difficulty of two bunkers on each side. The 18th hole is what you call a true card wrecker. It is a difficult par 4 with a fairway that starts uphill, making the green invisible from the tee. The downhill approach with three deep bunkers and a very narrow green entrance is a tricky adventure you'll have to face on this one. Overall this is a long and very strategic course and one where you will have to make use of your best tactics to make a good second shot on most holes – sometimes it is preferable not to land that shot too much in the middle of the fairway in order to make the next one slightly easier. A true challenge this course, anything but boring! Once you've finished your golf, why not head towards Vilamoura centre with its bustling marina and wide choice of restaurants and bars where to hang out with the mates or the family. Away from the marina you will find Parky's Bar and Chez Carlos Restaurant, renowned establishments in the area among golfers for over 20 years now.(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Vilamoura Laguna Golf Course Teetimes

Laguna Golf Course in Vilamoura, is a par 72 course located on the coast, within the popular Vilamoura Holiday Resort. Dating back to 1990, it was designed by North American architect Joseph Lee and has been object of a few improvements throughout the years. This 6121 m course features very few trees and numerous lakes, which also serve as the perfect habitat for many different birds and amphibians like otters and terrapins. In fact, close by, taking advantage from its proximity with the ocean, developers have created an environmental nature park that welcomes many different, resident and migratory, aquatic birds. Although built in quite open terrain, it has an impressive total of 79 bunkers, which combined with the usual strong winds and the aforementioned water hazards, set the perfect conditions for quite the interesting round of golf .Laguna shares its clubhouse with the neighbouring Millennium course and is only a couple of minutes away from Vilamoura centre, which, being the sought-after holiday resort that it is, provides the ideal setting for the relaxing moments of your golfing holiday. After all, we are talking about the largest tourist luxury complex in the whole of Europe.(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course Teetimes

Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course is a beautiful par 72 championship golf course. Located in Vale do Lobo resort, set amidst the pine trees and featuring the most photographed golf hole in the world, the famous cliff-top carryover par3, Royal golf course is in tip-top condition, with impeccable greens and fairways and, although in a golf holiday resort, there's no shortage of space.The front nine of Royal golf course, starts with a short but narrow par 5 stroke 9, where your mission will be to avoid the bunkers to your left and right. The 6th hole, a par 4, is Roayal golf course's stroke 1, displaying a fairway bunker which you'll have to avoid by driving to the right. Laying up and relying on your short game to achieve par will be your best option when it comes to hitting that difficult second shot, to a green procted by water on is front- left side and a bunker behind. the 9th is quite a beautiful golf hole, scenic par 3, almost completely surrounded by water, make sure your tee shot lands softly.13th, another great golf hole par 4,hcp 2, with a elevated green surrounded by bunkers, deserve some respect. A long straight drive is needed, and the elevated green demands your best skills. Hole 16 will make you feel blessed for the scenery in front of you; you'll want to take a minute to enjoy the amazing view across the beautiful Vale do Lobo beach and then you get ready to take on obstacles such as the ravine and a big bunker to the green. Vale do Lobo Royal golf course is intergrated on a holiday resort that offers exclusive first-class leisure and sports facilities in the Algarve complemented by luxury real estate, hotels and restaurants, which come together to offer a unique and sought-after lifestyle.(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Vilamoura Old Golf Course Teetimes

The Vilamoura Old Course – Famous and favourite of many golfers, due to its special charm and charisma. Right after the first shot Vilamoura Old Course involves the players in is unique atmosphere, made of matured pine trees, and local fauna. Narrow tree-lined fairways, dog legs , medium-sized greens and a few bunkers are the challenges presented to the golf player at the Old Course. Opened in 1969, as the first Vilamoura golf course, and design by Frank Pennink , Vilamoura Old Course later redesign by Martin Hawtree in 1996, raising it to high levels of quality. A new club house and a large adjacent putting green was also build at the same time.Likewise, all Vilamoura golf courses, the Old Course complies also to the most strictly environmental practices in order to preserve is natural ground, and guarantee the most clean environment to all visitors. (...) Rating 9/10

Portugal Golf Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf Course Teetimes

Vale do Lobo Ocean golf course is a par 73 and presents itself with some of most spectacular views, on any golf course in Algarve . The front and back nine had some of the nicest layouts of an Algarve golf course. A long opening hole, then followed by the introduction of water required careful plotting. A fantastic golf hole awaits you on the 9th with a sequence of waterfalls flowing from the left of the green along side of the fairway. Back nine runs back and forth to the Ocean and marvelous white sandy beaches, part of Vale do Lobo golf resort. Some really nice holes before a tough hole back to the club house with an amphitheater green. A well worth Vale do Lobo golf course to play any time of the year in Algarve .(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Morgado Golf Course Teetimes

Morgado golf course,home of the new Portuguese Open Championship, part of the Europeen Tour is a stunning par 73 golf course located on the foots of Algarve Monchique mountains,just a short drive from the seaside town of Portimão and the fishing village of Alvor. When you play at Morgado golf course be prepared to experience two different nine holes – one slightly flatter and the other undulating, displaying impressive views across the Monchique mountains. Morgado golf course is a walkable course, if you've got the stamina, but when the weather warms up you'll want to enjoy the comfort of a buggy, in fact, accesses to the fairways are extremely well displayed. The back 9 is slightly more challenging because of the aforementioned undulating features but also because the valley is mountain-sided, creating a kind of funnel for the wind to blow through.Morgado golf course is not a long golf course, however, all the Par 3 are quite long ones, especially on the front 9 where you will find 2 golf holes with nearly 200 meters each. To compensate, the Par 4 are relatively short golf holes allowing an average golfer to hit the green in regulation. Strategically, we advise you to build a good result on the front 9 and use it as a warm up for your back nine. The 18th at Morgado golf course is a superb finishing hole, with an elevated tee looking down at the beautiful view of the wavy fairway, sheltered by bunkers, and Clubhouse in the distance. A true signature hole and a great way to end your golf round. By par or by birdie, you are sure to want to come back! A round on this championship course is also a great chance to appreciate the surrounding nature of that side of the Algarve . (...) Rating 7/10

Portugal Golf Palmares Golf Course Teetimes

Palmares golf course, redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, is one the most spectacular golf courses in the Algarve , with views to die for, over the bay of Meia Praia, in Lagos! A player will find a mixture of Parkland and Links all designed to require greater skill to any class of player. The greens on Palmares golf course are large and very sloping and players have to face a few blind shots to them. Some people consider Palmares golf course to be designed for buggies, not for golfers who like to walk the golf course and appreciate it, but please take the time to appreciate the colourful local flora on your way and don't loose concentration for the critical shots.(...) Rating 8/10

Portugal Golf Alamos Golf Course Teetimes

Álamos Golf Course in the Algarve , is a beautiful par 71 golf course located between Portimão and Monchique, and definitely one of the most enjoyable golf courses in the Algarve for your holidays . This 18 hole golf course provides a very pleasant game of golf, combined with a nice, relaxing scenic experience. Álamos golf course , offers wide, hilly greens, with quite the wavy fairway, it is surrounded by a nice forest, filled with the local flora, orchids and even a vineyard! You often see flocks of storks return to their nests before the sunset. They offer a panoply of green fees and Tee Times to suit any player.(...) Rating 8/10


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Algarve and its golf courses are considered repeatedly by magazines devoted to the sport and by international associations of specialist tour operators the best golfing destination in the world. Golfing in Portugal it´s one of the best options for your golfing breaks abroad. Vilamoura and Oceanico, Quinta do Lago, Carvoeiro Pestana and Vale do Lobo are some of the most popular golfing destinations.

Algarve golf courses are located in protected areas with spectacular views, carved in the nature as if they were always there, golf in Algarve is recognised for quality of their facilities internationally, designed by many prestigious legendary champions such as Sir Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore, Arnold Palmer and Ronald Fream. Driving Range, Golf Academy and Restaurants are just some of the facilities provided by many of the thirty four golf courses in Algarve region, four of those golf courses with twenty seven holes. Algarve offers luxury golf holidays or cheap golf holidays with many of Portugal best resorts.

For Holidays in the south of Portugal Algarve there are more than two hundred hotels with easy access from the Faro International Airport, which is in the middle of the region, that offers so many direct air links to plenty destinations in the world. Golf players can enjoy their Algarve Holidays almost 365 days of sun, they can play almost throughout all year with an ideal climate in this paradise for golfers region.

Algarve golf history started in 1966 when Penina Championship course open, designed by Sir Henry Cotton. Many golf courses followed to increase the offer. 1969 was the year the portuguese Old Course born, created by Frank Pennick. In 1988 San Lorenzo, by Joe Lee, opens to begin a second wave of course building. Oceanico Victoria opens in 2004 designed by none other than Arnold Palmer. Onyria Palmares built in 1970's designed by Frank Pennink got revised by Robert Trent in 2011 becoming a brand new course. In 2012, Espiche near Lagos was the last golf course built in Algarve . The new Quinta do Lago North by Beau Welling & Paul McGinley opens. 50th years of Algarve golf history completed in 2016.

European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley said: 'The Algarve continues to be a terrific backdrop for tournament golf, having hosted 35 tournaments on The European Tour and Senior Tour, as well as the Senior Tour Qualifying School since 2001.'

'We are proud to have been able to showcase this wonderful region to a worldwide audience and I’m sure it will be another golden year for golf on the Algarve with the 50th anniversary celebrations planned, including the 10th edition of the Portugal Masters at Oceânico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura.'

If you are considering some golf holidays in Portugal , the Algarve region can be divided for three main golf areas such as West, Central and East. In the West Algarve , you will encounter three towns with golf courses to offer, Portimão, Silves and Lagos. The Central area that goes from Albufeira to Faro, which includes the so much called Golden Triangule, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, offer the majority and most known golf courses of Algarve . Tavira town will offer most of the East area golf courses, as the well known Monte Rei, 10th in the European top 100 golf courses. Booking golf in Portugal ? Tee times can provide golf holiday packages for your best Algarve golf vacation, one of the best destinations for golfing in Europe.

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